In the Stacks

Stories of Support from faculty and students

Bargaining Bulletins

For librarians and archivists

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.


Message from the President


UWOFA President, John Ciriello has a message of support for Librarians and Archivists.

Visit our GetLoud page to show your support.

UWOFA Asks for a “No Board" Report

UWOFA has asked a provincially appointed conciliator to file a “No-Board” Report with t

Conciliation begins for UWOFA-LA negotiations

As outlined in the last Bargaining Bulletin, very little progress has been made in nego

Bargaining Bulletin: Librarians and Archivists Step Away from Bargaining Table until Conciliation

On the recommendation of your Librarians and Archivists’ negotiation team, we have stepped away from bargaining and have cancelled meetings scheduled for August 30th and September 3rd as the Employer has shown an unwillingness to make any reasonable proposals.

Bargaining Bulletin: Librarians and archivists vote 97% in favour of strike mandate. Vol. 5, No. 8

The UWOFA-LA membership has voted 97 per cent in favour of strike action should the UWOFA Board decide it is necessary.